There is a desperate need for obedience to God’s word among those ruling us in these turbulent times in the world.
Sometimes, humans don’t reflect on past events in history. We forget that they have been greater empires in history before us: African empires, ancient empires like Persian empire, Babylonian, Greek, Roman, British, Russian, and now American empire. What destroyed these nations is sin – disobedience to God’s word. It is arrogantly doing what God says not to do. Then when God keeps warning, sending His prophets and humans don’t pay attention: then we rouse His anger, then the drastic consequences of sin emerge; sometimes it becomes extremely fatal. Then the empire falls. Empires will continue to rise and fall until the Lord Jesus comes to set up His everlasting kingdom. They will fall because of sin and disobedience to God’s will.
1 God’s anger at “Sin & Disobedience” roused:
King Hezekiah in the Scriptures was the king of Judah before the fall of Judah. He reigned in the turbulent times in Judah like our time. He loved God and was a very humble leader. He elevated the social, political and spiritual life of the people. Even when God told Isaiah the prophet to tell him he should set his house in order because he was going to take him and he would die. He challenged God with these words:
2 Kings 20:2 says:
“Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord. “Remember O Lord how I have walked before you faithfully and with whole hearted devotion, and have done what is good in your sight. And Hezekiah wept bitterly.” And God heard his prayers and added 15 years more to his life. That was how much king Hezekiah loved God.